Jayme Lemke (Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University) is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is also a member of the graduate faculty at George Mason University and a faculty member for The Fund for American Studies' Institute on Business and Government Affairs.
Her specialization is in public choice economics, constitutional political economy, and the political economy of women’s rights. Her research on these and other topics has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Institutional Economics, Public Choice, the Review of Austrian Economics, and Studies in Emergent Order. Her article "Interjurisdictional Competition and the Married Women's Property Acts" was awarded the Gordon Tullock Prize for the best article published in Public Choice by a junior scholar in 2016.
In addition, she is co-editor with Virgil H. Storr of Economy, Polity, and Society, an interdisciplinary book series in political economy published by Rowman & Littlefield International. Her next major project is a collaboration with Vlad Tarko titled Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School: Building a New Approach to Policy and the Social Sciences, under contract with Agenda Publishing.
Follow me on Twitter at @jmelemke for updates and resources on the political economy of women's rights.